The all-new, 2019 GMC Sierra debuts an industry-first multi-functional tailgate with six unique functions and positions.
Billed as “the most innovative tailgate ever,” the so-called MultiPro Tailgate is easy-to-use and provides incredible flexibility for owners with enhanced second-tier loading and load-stop solutions, a standing workstation mode, and easier access to items in the box.
That is, it can be turned into a workbench, a load-stop to keep long items secured, and a step to access the bed, among other things.
According to General Motors, the Sierra’s MultiPro Tailgate offers proven strength and durability and underwent more testing and validation than any tailgate in the company’s history.
Is it a gimmick or something you see yourself using on a regular basis? Watch it in action, and share your impressions in the comments below.
GMC Terrain And Acadia Get Black Editions
The GMC Terrain and Acadia crossovers have received the brand’s blacked-out treatment.
Both the Terrain and Acadia Black Edition models are brought to you by the color black and are especially for those who like a menacing look with their cars.
Available on the SLE & SLT trim levels, the 2019 Terrain Black Edition boasts 19-inch gloss black aluminum wheels, a darkened grille, and black badging, as well as black mirror caps, roof rails and other exterior accents.
Buyers who desire some color variation with their Terrain can choose from five exterior colors: Ebony Twilight Metallic, Summit White, Graphite Gray Metallic, Satin Steel Metallic and Sedona Metallic.
The 2019 GMC Acadia Black Edition can only be had on the SLT trim level and features a blacked out grille, black headlamp and taillamp details, black mirror caps, black roof rails, and 20-inch machined aluminum wheels with black accents. It is available in five exterior colors: Ebony Twilight Metallic, Summit White, White Frost Tricoat, Dark Sky Metallic and Smokey Quartz Metallic.
The Black Edition package for the two models will be available in summer 2018.
New, 2019 GMC Sierra Ups The Tech, Moves Further From Silverado
General Motors has finally unveiled the all-new, 2019 GMC Sierra, and it is a lot more different from the the Chevrolet Silverado than ever before.
As far as the exterior goes, the reports that the new Sierra would be more than a near carbon copy of the Silverado as the previous models have been were spot on. A reworked, more prominent chrome grille, new bumpers, “light blade” LED headlights, squared-off wheel arches help set it apart. It has a more traditional truck look than the Chevy, which would be at home in a Transformers movie.
GMC’s pickup also benefits from several functional upgrades, notably an exclusive new MultiPro six-function tailgate and industry-first carbon fiber pickup box.
Sadly, the interior carries over mostly unchanged, though several of special touches such as a GMC-exclusive instrument cluster and unique trim help make things more interesting.
The Sierra Denali (pictured) spruces things up even more, featuring more premium leather seats with contrast stitching, dark-finish aluminum accents and authentic open-pore wood trim.
Like the latest Silverado, the new Sierra boasts best-in-class front head room, an additional 3 inches of rear-seat legroom and outboard rear seat backs that open to reveal new storage . It weighs approximately 360 lbs less than the previous model thanks to the use of more high-strength steel and aluminum.
Expectedly, GM’s latest safety and assistance tech are on offer, including a multi-color head-up display, rear camera mirror and new surround vision system that help you park, and a ProGrade trailering system that can be operated from a dedicated app.
The engine lineup will include upgraded versions of GM’s existing 6.2- and 5.3-liter V8 engines, as well as a 3.0-liter turbodiesel inline six.
Sales of the all-new, 2019 GMC Sierra begin in fall 2018. Pricing and additional details will be announced closer to launch.
New GMC Sierra Is A Lot More Different Than Chevy Silverado
The days of the GMC Sierra being a near carbon copy of the Chevrolet Silverdo are over.
When the new, fifth-generation GMC Sierra goes on sale, it will be a lot more different from the Silverado than any of its predecessors have been, featuring a more distinct body and interior across the entire model lineup.
The exterior will retain the Silverado’s overall shape and proportions but feature a bigger, bolder grille, GMC-specific lights on both ends, and a redesigned tailgate, among other unique touches, while the interior better reinforces the Sierra’s more upscale positioning.
It will be identical to the Silverado structurally and mechanically, though, meaning a longer, bigger and roomier cab and bed, as well as 450 lbs less weight thanks to the use of more high-strength steel and aluminum. Expect goodies like the Chevy’s power-open tailgate and other new tech and convenience features.
Powertrains will also to be the same — 5.3 and 6.2-liter V8s with dynamic fuel management and a 3.0-liter diesel inline six, all mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission.
The all-new, 2019 GMC Sierra debuts on March 1, 2018. Stayed tuned to FbaPPs for our full coverage.